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Connecticut Laws | Title 25 Water Resources. Flood And Erosion Control
CHAPTER 483c BI-STATE FARMINGTON RIVER COMMISSION
Sec. 25-177. Effective date.

Sec. 25-177. Effective date. (840)(Text)

Sections 25-175 and 25-176 shall take effect upon the enactment by the state of Massachusetts of legislation having like effect as said sections. (841)

Sec. 25-178. Designation of the Farmington River within the national wild and scenic rivers system. (842)(Text)

(a) It is declared to be the policy of the state of Connecticut that the portion of the Farmington River which is the subject of the authorized study by the Farmington Wild and Scenic River Study Committee for purposes of designation as a national wild and scenic rivers system be preserved as provided for in the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Public Law 90-542, as amended. (843)

(b) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall cooperate with all relevant federal, state and local agencies to provide for such designation and to implement any management plan developed in accordance with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Upon the designation of the river segment by Congress, the commissioner shall notify the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment regarding any statutory changes necessary to implement the preservation and conservation of the river segment in accordance with the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The commissioner shall cause a copy of this section to be delivered to all United States Representatives and Senators representing Connecticut in the Congress of the United States. (844)

Secs. 25-179 to 25-198. (845)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (846)

Note: Chapters 483d to 483z are also reserved for future use. (847)

CHAPTER 483aa WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS (848)(Text)

Sec. 25-199. Designation of the Eightmile River within the national wild and scenic rivers system. (849)(Text)

(a) It is declared to be the policy of the state of Connecticut that the portion of the Eightmile River watershed which is the subject of the authorized study by the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic River Study Committee for purposes of designation as a national wild and scenic rivers system be preserved as provided for in the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Public Law 90-542, as amended. (850)

(b) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall cooperate with all relevant federal, state and local agencies to provide for such designation and to implement any management plan developed in accordance with the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Upon the designation of the river watershed by Congress, the commissioner shall notify the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment regarding any statutory changes necessary to implement the preservation and conservation of the river watershed in accordance with the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The commissioner shall cause a copy of this section to be delivered to all United States Representatives and Senators representing Connecticut in the Congress of the United States. (851)

Sec. 25-199a. Designation of portion of Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook within the national wild and scenic rivers system. (852)(Text)

(a) It is declared to be the policy of the state of Connecticut that the portion of the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook which is the subject of the authorized study by the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Study Committee for purposes of designation as a national wild and scenic rivers system be preserved as provided for in the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Public Law 90-542, as amended. (853)

(b) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall cooperate with all relevant federal, state and local agencies to provide for such designation and to implement any management plan developed in accordance with the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Upon the designation of the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook by Congress, the commissioner shall notify the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment regarding any statutory changes necessary to implement the preservation and conservation of the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook in accordance with the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The commissioner shall cause a copy of this section to be delivered to all United States Representatives and Senators representing Connecticut in the Congress of the United States. (854)

CHAPTER 484 PROTECTED RIVERS (855)(Text)

Sec. 25-200. Short title: Protected Rivers Act. (856)(Text)

Sections 25-200 to 25-210, inclusive, shall be known and may be cited as the "Protected Rivers Act". (857)

Sec. 25-201. Definitions. (858)(Text)

For the purposes of sections 25-200 to 25-210, inclusive: (859)

(1) "Approved map" means a map approved by the commissioner pursuant to section 25-205; (860)

(2) "Approved river corridor protection plan" means a river corridor protection plan approved by the commissioner pursuant to section 25-205; (861)

(3) "Clear cutting" means removal of all standing woody vegetation greater than one inch diameter at breast height within a designated river corridor; (862)

(4) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Environmental Protection or his agent; (863)

(5) "Designation" means designation, by act of the General Assembly, of a river corridor for protection and preservation in accordance with an approved river corridor protection plan and the provisions of sections 25-200 to 25-210, inclusive; (864)

(6) "Designated river corridor" means that portion of a river corridor defined on a map prepared in accordance with section 25-204 and which has been designated by the General Assembly pursuant to sections 25-200 to 25-210, inclusive; (865)

(7) "Eligible river corridor" means a river corridor which is included on the list adopted by the commissioner pursuant to section 25-202; (866)

(8) "Local drainage basin" means a local drainage basin referenced on a map entitled "Natural Drainage Basins of Connecticut", published by the Department of Environmental Protection, 1981; (867)

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